We've stayed at the Green Turtle several times before they moved to Winthrop. We always had a great time - and we did again this time at their new Winthrop home. The location is right across from the airport, which I happen to enjoy. Found apps for my iPhone to show my local radar and listen in to ATC, sat on the dock with a glass of wine, and watched the planes and boats go by. There can be noise depending on wind direction, although Sunday we heard very little as the wind shifted to the east.
Winthrop is an interesting town. Lots of great places to eat, at far less that you'll pay just a few miles away in Boston. We spend two afternoons walking at the Deer Island park which looks over the islands and harbor - a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Karen and Jon are wonderful hosts, the room is very nicely decorated with nice touches like bottles of water and munchies, and the breakfasts (brought by whenever you request) were as good as you'll find anywhere.
From the moment we walked down the dock we both felt like we were on vacation. The Green Turtle is a gem, and one of our favorite places to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Turtle is a floating bed and breakfast as luxurious as it is unique. Set in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard on Boston Harbor, the Green Turtle offers an expansive view of the Boston skyline along with the comfort and amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the Bunker Hill Monument and the Freedom Trail are a short walk away. You can take the water ferry to numerous points along the waterfront. There are dining choices from bagels to world famous dining. The Green Turtle houseboat and yachts were designed for comfort above all and the only reminder you are floating in Boston Harbor is the sound of the gulls, motion of the sea and the reflection of the ocean dancing on the ceiling. It is delightful starting your day sipping coffee or enjoying a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing while sitting on your dock chairs or aft deck watching the harbor traffic and city skyline. The Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast offers 3 boat choices. The Green Turtle I is a houseboat offering two private and separate suites and each has 1 queen sized bed with luxury linens. Each suite(Loggerhead and Sea Turtle) has a kitchenette and a private bathroom en suite. Each suite sleeps 2 or reserve both suites for 4 people. Green Turtle II is a 45 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2 - 6 people. She has 2 private queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each stateroom, a full sleeper sofa in the living area, a galley and dinette and a great aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Green Turtle III is a 43 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2-4 in 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each, a salon (living area) galley and dinette and an aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Your suite/yacht is stocked with gourmet coffee, teas, juice yogurt, granola, spring water and snacks. We deliver fresh breakfast each morning. Staying aboard the Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast is a unique way to visit Boston. All boats are docked in marina slips and are moored permanently during your stay. We live right here on our sailboat. Come Float With Us! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Green Turtle Floating Hotel Boston
- Green Turtle Floating b&b